Deadline Draws Near for Puerto Rico

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

Investors are bracing for Puerto Rico to miss about $58 million in bond payments in coming days, as the U.S. commonwealth attempts to restructure $72 billion of debt. Saturday's deadline could mark the first skipped payment to bondholders since Gov. ...

Deadline Draws Near for Puerto Rico on Debt

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Aaron Kuriloff Investors are bracing for Puerto Rico to miss about $58 million in bond payments in coming days, as the U.S. commonwealth attempts to restructure $72 billion of debt. Saturday's deadline could mark the first skipped payment to ...

Sharp to Quit Selling TVs in the U.S.

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

TOKYO?Sharp Corp. said Friday that it would quit selling televisions in the U.S. and much of the rest of North and South America, as part of a turnaround plan aimed at ending steep losses. Sharp said it would license its ...

Antofagasta PLC ACQUISITION OF 50% INTEREST IN ZALDIVAR

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

TIDMANTO TIDMTTM RNS Number : 6491U Antofagasta PLC 31 July 2015 NEWS RELEASE, 30 JULY, 2015 ACQUISITION OF 50% INTEREST IN ZALDIVAR COPPER MINE Antofagasta plc ("Antofagasta") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ...

Asian Shares: China Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six Years

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Chao Deng China's shares suffered their worst month in nearly six years this July, after confidence in a government-led recovery wavered earlier this week, knocking shares lower. Shaken conviction in Beijing's support drove wild intraday swings this week in ...

Hong Kong June Retail Sales -0.4% by Value; Market Expected -0.2%

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Anjie Zheng HONG KONG--The value of Hong Kong's retail sales fell in June from a year earlier amid uncertainties in inbound tourism and spillover from recent market volatility, the Census and Statistics Department said Friday. The decline of 0.4% ...

BG Production Hits Record Before Merger with Shell

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Selina Williams LONDON-- BG Group PLC said Friday that production rose to a record level for the company in the second quarter, providing a window into the logic behind Royal Dutch Shell PLC's decision to buy the U.K. energy ...

LinkedIn Earnings Top Expectations -- 3rd Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Cat Zakrzewski LinkedIn Corp.'s stock yo-yoed in after-hours trading Thursday as investors realized it beat growth expectations because of a recent acquisition, not due to a recovery in its core business. The professional-networking site said second-quarter sales jumped 33% ...

SoulCycle Files to Go Public -- 3rd Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Rolfe Winkler Spin class is spinning up big revenues and profits. SoulCycle Inc., the network of cycling exercise studios, filed Thursday to raise $100 million in an initial public offering, providing details of its fast growth and impressive bottom ...

Noble Group Shares Keep Falling as Short Sellers Pile In

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

SINGAPORE?Shares of commodities trader Noble Group Ltd. slumped for a second straight session Friday, falling as much as 22% since Wednesday's close as short sellers crowded in on the embattled firm. The company's share price has more than halved since ...

BBVA Second-Quarter Net Profit Rises 74%

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Patricia Kowsmann Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA.MC) said on Friday that its net profit rose 74% in the second quarter on higher revenue and lower provisions. Spain's No. 2 lender by market value said second-quarter net profit ...

European Stocks Inch Higher

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks inched higher Friday, putting markets on course for a fourth straight session of gains. The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.2% in early trade. The index had fallen sharply at the start of the week as ...

BG Production Hits Record Before Merger with Shell -- Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Selina Williams LONDON-- BG Group PLC said Friday that production rose to a record level for the company in the second quarter, providing a window into the logic behind Royal Dutch Shell PLC's decision to buy the U.K. energy ...

Oil Prices Slip Again on Dollar's Strength -- Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Biman Mukherji LONDON--Oil prices slumped again on Friday, as the U.S. dollar strengthened, wrapping up a terrible month in which prices fell back to levels last seen in January. While the positive U.S. economic data tends to be positive ...

Lenders Pitch Refinanced Loans to Former Students (Some of Them)

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By AnnaMaria Andriotis More student lenders are for the first time offering to refinance the loans of professionals who are years out of college, promising low rates in return for the prospect of lucrative new customers. A growing number of ...